Glazen Toren Saison Christmas
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Brewed by Kleinbrouwerij De Glazen Toren
Style: Saison
Erpe-Mere, Belgium
Serve in Tulip


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RATINGS: 29   MEAN: 3.69/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
Based upon the regular Saison, but at 16.5 ° Plato, instead of 14.5°. Only 20 hl bottled.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
thewolf (11983) - Kolding, DENMARK - MAR 11, 2009
Bottle @ ZBF 2009.
Pours hazy yellow with a slight green hue. Nice, staying, frothy white head. Soft carbonation, lightly malty with some sweet spices; ginger and coriander. High carbonation but still a good, frothy mouthfeel. Flavour is great, good malty sweetness, coriander, pepper, ginger and vanilla mixing in well. Very elegant beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jbrus (4990) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - FEB 28, 2009
Bottle@Home as Speciaal Eindejaars 2008. Lemongrass aroma. Hazy, pale yellow colour, large white head, good lace. Light sweet, bitter, fruity, citrus, hint of citric, well hopped. Fresh, easy going, flavourful.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dickinsonbeer (5074) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - FEB 15, 2009
On tap at Max’s listed as Saison Special Einedejaar. Pours a really nice mostly clear with a great tight lasting white head. Aroma is nice bready pils malts, doughy, slight lemon zest, and citrus, good clean spicy phenolics from the yeast, and light fruity esters. Nice clean phenolic flavor, mixed with tons of clean refreshing pils malts, vanilla, slight bubblegum, and light peppery spice with just a subtle hint of lemon. Refreshing and crisp clean finish- one of my favorites on tap at the Belgian fest.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bierkoning (12176) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - FEB 3, 2009
Speciaal eindejaars bottle 2008. Pours a huge head. Blonde. Flowery citric aroma with hints of cream. Firm flowery hopbitter flavor with hints of citrus, coreander and vanilla. A pleasant and tasty beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jerre (3059) - Waregem, BELGIUM - DEC 24, 2008
Bottle, 75cl. Eindejaar 2008, new exclusive brew 2008, bought at Bierloods and tasted at home with Rob. Hazy golden color, with a rocky white head. Aroma malts, coriander, hops, bit spices. Medium body. Taste little sweet, some wheat touch, coriander, good hops, bitterness. We like it . Nice winter beer !

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (33990) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - NOV 1, 2008
Bottled at Kerstbierfestival 2007. An unclear orangey beer with a lazing off-white head. The aroma is very spicy with coriander and cloves being most dominant. The flavor is sweet matly with strong notes of spices - again cloves and coriander, but also light notes of alcohol, leading to a dry spicy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Slayer85 (1051) - Firenze, ITALY - JUN 10, 2008
750 ml bottle. A cloudy pale golden beer with a huge and persistent white head that leaves laces on the glass. The aroma is malty and very spicy: hints of corriander and other spices, plus citric fruits and some hops with a grassy note. The flavour is the same spicy and fruity, well balanced, with a touch of acidity. Creamy mouthfeel, medium to full body, lively carbonation, long finish with medium bitterness. Quite complex and refreshing, very spicy. An interesting beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ekstedt (6417) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 4, 2008
From a 75 cl bottle at Zythos beer festival 2008. Cloudy pale golden with medium white head. Earthy malt aroma with spicy yeast notes and perhaps a hint of coriander, along with typical funky saison touch and notes of wood. Medium bodied with soft mouthfeel. Very well balanced with a light initial sweetness that is overthrown by a firm bitterness and a dictrete acidity.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 10, 2008
A Mes rate: 75cl bottle at Battersea Beer Festival.
Thick cloudy blonde, lots of floaty stuff and a very good tight white head. It almost spilled out of the glass when pored but settled really well. Sharp hoppy aroma that’s spicy and yeasty with some slight bitter notes. A proper saison. The flavour follows on well. Hops up front as they should be with wheat, malt and lots of grain. Nice bitter finish. Maybe a little over carbed but enjoyable stuff all the same.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (43243) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JAN 2, 2008
Bottle @ Kerstbierfestival 2007 in Essen, BE. Unclear medium to dark yellow color with a large, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate to light heavy yeasty and hoppy, grapefruit, sour sweet, fruity. Flavor is moderate sweet, light bitter and moderate sour with a average to long duration. Body is medium to light, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. (151207)

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